A Scottish Solar Community

Posted on May 28th, 2015

In Edinburgh the local council recently announced a new project designed to install community owned solar panels on buildings around the entire capital. The Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC) supported by Energy4All will work in partnership with the council on … Continue reading

Renewable Energy and Data Storage

Posted on May 20th, 2015

ILI (Renewable Energy) in conjunction with Green Cat Renewables recently submitted a planning application for a six turbine wind farm with a twist at Blair Farm in East Ayrshire. The twist being that submitted jointly with the wind farm application … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Communities

Posted on May 14th, 2015

In Scotland, as with many countries, the best sources of renewable energy are found in the more remote places. Open and higher spaces mean more wind, great for the onshore wind industry. Lochs, reservoirs, and rivers provide perfect source materials … Continue reading

The Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy

Posted on May 8th, 2015

A report issued at the end of April has confirmed that the onshore wind industry in the UK contributed more than £900m to the country’s economy in 2014 and 27% went directly to the local communities in which the turbines … Continue reading

Using the past to help shape our future

Posted on April 30th, 2015

A new scheme designed to change the way consumers receive energy efficiency services whilst at the same time increase efforts to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland is to be launched in September and funded by the Scottish Government. The project … Continue reading

Renewable Heat and a Record Breaking Turbine

Posted on April 24th, 2015

In our previous blog I spoke of our need to address the issue of renewable heat generation and highlighted an innovative new project designed to help combat this. This month the Scottish Renewables first Low Carbon Conference will hear just … Continue reading

Finding new sources of renewable energy

Posted on April 17th, 2015

The continuing search for solutions to reduce our carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels often brings up novel ideas from researchers, some more suitable and successful than others. One such recent idea which is providing successful preliminary results comes … Continue reading

The popularity of renewable energy

Posted on April 13th, 2015

Renewable energy in Scotland received a boost last week when the results of a new survey confirmed that almost four out of five Scots support the continuation of renewable energy developments including wind turbines and solar arrays. Also almost two … Continue reading

Energy for our cities of the future

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Scotland’s largest source of power has been confirmed as renewable electricity as new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices report published last week show that 49.5% of the country’s electricity needs … Continue reading